Limitations of the Express version
This help presents some differences between WINDEV 23 Express and "WINDEV 23 commercial version".
Reminder: WINDEV 23 Express is a limited version of WINDEV 23. This version allows you to discover the main features of WINDEV 23.
To check all features of WINDEV 23, some examples of "WINDEV 23 commercial version" are supplied with this trial version.
Main limitations of Express version
  • The performance of applications developed with the Express version as well as some editor processes may be slowed down.
  • Some elements used by WINDEV 23 Express are prefixed by "EXPRESS".
  • A project created with "WINDEV 23 commercial version" cannot be opened by WINDEV 23 Express.
  • A project or an element created with WINDEV 23 Express can be opened by "WINDEV 23 commercial version". To use the project (or the elements) of the Express version without inopportune messages, the project (or the elements) must be saved in "WINDEV 23 commercial version". For the project, a project upgrade may also be required : on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, expand "Recompile and synchronize" and select "Repair the project (Upgrade the project)". WINDEV 23 Express does not allow you to import projects developed with earlier versions.
  • The Source Code Manager (SCM), used to share and manage the resources (source code, windows, reports, ... ) is not available.
  • WINDEV 23 Express cannot be used in network by several developers. Only a single-computer use is allowed.
Note: A project created with an earlier Express version (WINDEV 15 Express for example) can be opened and handled by WINDEV 23 Express version.
Limitations specific to each editor
Express version Commercial version
Project editor
Login window Not available in the Express version
Windows per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Windows per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Reports per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Classes per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 8,000
Sets of procedures per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Procedures per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000 for each project element
Global or locale variables per project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,500
Processes of a project: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Number of components imported into a project Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Elements in a project: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Application RAD: Number of files taken into account Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Languages of a project Limited in the Express version 64
Renaming the framework Not allowed in the Express version Allowed
Common renamed framework Not allowed in the Express version Allowed
Importing a Visual Basic or Access project Not allowed in the Express version Available
User groupware The user groupware cannot be customized in the Express version. Fully customizable
Component
  • A component created with the Express version cannot be imported into a project created with WINDEV commercial version.
  • The components used by a project cannot be translated in the Express version.
Internal component: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Various
  • No RAD pattern can be created in the Express version.
  • The stand-alone messaging is not available in the Express version.
Window editor
Controls per window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Procedures per window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Process: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Languages selected for a window: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 64
Internal windows: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Window templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Control templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Various
  • At run time, "Express Version" is displayed in the windows created with the Express version.
  • The Feedback component (used to manage the user feedback for the applications) is not available in the Express version.
Report editor
Controls per report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Procedures per report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 5,000
Process: Maximum number of lines Limited in the Express version 65,500
Languages selected for a report: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 64
Various
  • "Express Version" is displayed in the "Start of document" block of reports created with the Express version.
  • The PDF format cannot be used as report background in the Express version.
  • The print preview cannot be customized in the Express version.
  • Reports and Queries is not available in the Express version.
Data model editor
Files: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Items per file: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Keys per file: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Items per analysis: Maximum number Limited in the Express version 65,535
Various
  • Each file created with the Express version contains an item named "EXPRESS VERSION".
  • The translation of the names of items and files for Reports and Queries is not available.
Query editor
Files per query: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Help editor
Not available in the Express version Available
Modeling editor
Templates: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Objects per template: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
UML editor
Objects per diagram Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Engine of HFSQL database
Files, aliases, views or queries opened simultaneously: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Files that can be described dynamically by HDescribeFile, HDeclare, HDeclareExternal, HAliasExternal, HDBOpen, HDBCreation: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Files that can be opened in transaction: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Assisted universal replication (ReplicEdit, ReplicAdmin and ReplicSynchro) Not available in the Express version Available
Logged replication:
  • Per network: Maximum number of files that can be used:
  • Per movable support: Maximum number of files that can be used:
Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Generated executables
Various
  • A warning message is regularly displayed when using the applications created with the Express version.
  • The applications created with the Express version are automatically closed once they have been used during 1 hour.
  • The lifetime of the applications created with the Express version is limited (a few weeks).
  • The generation of 64-bit executables is not available in the Express version.
  • The Java generation is not available in the Express version.
  • The generation of applications in Windows Store App mode is not available in the Express version.
  • The generation of executables with integrated framework is not available in the Express version.
Setup editor
Files that can be installed: Maximum number Limited in the Express version Unlimited (depending on the resources of current computer)
Various
  • A custom installer cannot be used in the Express version.
  • The Express version cannot be used to perform setups via multiple directories.
  • The Express version cannot be used to create setup programs via MSI.
  • The Express version cannot be used to download the framework.
  • The setup modes in network and in Push are not available with the Express version
Various limitations
  • The ODBC driver on HFSQL is not supplied with the Express version.
  • The tools are supplied in Express version: they have the same limits as the executables generated with the Express version (closing after 1 hour, warning message displayed on a regular basis, ...).
  • WDTEST ("Regression test" center) is not available in the Express version.
  • "WDConver" (tool for importing the external databases) is not available in the Express version.
  • "WDModFic" (tool for applying the modifications made to the data files in the data model editor to the end-user computers) is not available with the Express version.
  • The optional native accesses (Oracle, SQL Server, AS/400, Informix, ...) are not available with the Express version.
    Note: The native MySQL and PostgreSQL accesses are available with the Express version.
  • The RTF text editor is not available with the Express version.
  • The link with the external languages (C++, C#, Java, Basic, Cobol, Fortran, ...) is not available with the Express version.
  • No SOAP application can be deployed.
Free Technical Support
Not available for the Express version.
See the official newsgroups for more details.
15 free queries (phone and email).